Why Are Women Required to Recite the Haggadah?

Women must eat Matzah on Pesach too but that is also a time bound positive commandment.

Don’t Confuse Torah with Buddhism, My Friends

The roots for the Destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem were planted long before the Destruction itself, on the night the Spies in the Wilderness returned from their ill-fated mission and convinced the Jewish People not to journey on to live in the Promised Land. That night was the 9th of Av. Their rejection of the Land of Israel was the rotten foundation which brought about our later National Destruction as an independent Nation in our own Land.

The Fictional Abbas is an Excuse to Look the Other Way

Everybody knows that Abbas is lying, but almost everybody pretends to believe it because it allows them to maintain some cherished myths

Looking at Gaza Through Swedish Glasses

According to Sweden, Palestinians are protesting peacefully, so by definition, Israel is using disproportionate force

The United Nations’ Remorse for “Creating” Israel

The Palestinians pivoted from condemning the Jews’ goal of self-determination to the libel of 'colonialization' that created “racism” and “incitement.”

Supreme Court President on Demolishing Illegal Mosque: ‘Must Kill Them when They’re Young’

A miracle of sorts took place today at the Israeli Supreme court, which could be the sign of good things to come.

Only in America

Credit goes to the American people too for taking Edon Pinchot into their hearts. Americans didn’t see a Kipa – even though it was very obviously upon his head. They saw a talented young boy singing his heart out. And they loved it.

Ending Apartheid in Jerusalem

Discrimination still exists in Jerusalem and it is practiced against the Jews of the city.

Summer: De Blasio Uncharacteristically Opposed To Sending Jews To Camps

A spokesman for De Blasio’s all-white, all-male public relations team declined to address the mayor’s uncharacteristic opposition to Jews in camps.

A Soldier’s Mother: The Gift of Housework

Winter is the season I love most in Israel: sweaters, rain, the feeling that the land is being fed

Chamberlain Lives

Possible, but not easy to "out-bargain" an Iranian; you need guts and strength. Obama lacks the guts

Shiloh Musings: Israel’s Sovereignty and Security aren’t The Responsibility of POTUS Trump!

Israel is not part of the US; it is neither a state nor a "commonwealth." It's up to our own government led by Netanyahu. If he is clear world opinion doesn't matter, most opposition will fade away.

The Billion Dollar Question: Can Yeshiva University Survive?

It would be tragic beyond all proportion if Yeshiva University were to fold. I don’t think that is going to happen.

Joke of the Day

Admittedly, the way they presented all the data in this Ha'aretz article is a joke, but their opening line, wins hands down:

Like Allah, Islamic Revolutions Devour Their Own Children

Muslims can't agree on what Islam is. What they can agree on is that most other forms of Islam are heresy and, depending on the severity of the heresy, their practitioners may be killed. "Big fleas have little fleas, Upon their backs to bite 'em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so, ad infinitum." Islamic revolutions have countless smaller fleas who interpret Islam more strictly and are even more determined to turn society into an exact ideal replica of 7th Century Arabia.

Defending Israel against Reform Evangelism

The New Israel Fund is in effect the military wing of the Reform Movement, using $ instead of rockets as weapons, annually giving millions to groups working to remake the state of Israel in accordance with its vision, and even to some groups whose goal is to destroy it.

Corrupting Daas Torah

Daas Torah has been extrapolated to include ‘asking a Gadol’ about every decision one makes in life

Who’s Appropriating Whom?

The truth, that Israel is populated by all kinds of people who are not alienated from their society and not suffering from endemic racism is simply too much for the social-justice-warriors

‘Caged Women’ – Never Happened

There's no question that many of the backers of the Women of the Wall see the obliteration of Torah Judaism in public places in Israel as their ultimate goal.

Got Israel at Your Seder?

The seder reminds us of our freedom now that we are home again in the land of the Nation of Israel

How Far Will Gershonides Go to Avoid Mystical Interpretations?

In short, he says the whole thing was a prophetic vision, a dream. There was no physical battle.

Jason Greenblatt Drops a Sovereignty Bombshell

Jason Greenblatt seems to have clearly implied that the PA could veto Israel's application of sovereignty, right now.

How to Say ‘Moving’ in Hebrew

לַעֲבוֹר דִּירָה  listen and repeat In English, we talk about moving from one residence to another. The Hebrew word for residence is דִּירָה ( listen...

Morning Rocket Attack On Eshkol Region

Not that anyone is paying attention, but this morning a rocket was fired on the Eshkol Region, yet another rocket attack from Gaza.

The Outreach Revolution

Our battles with the Conservative movement are over. They no longer pose a threat to Orthodoxy.

Cartoon Rehab: Toon Gets Tattooed

This one took the Photoshop equivalent of plastic surgery. The depiction of both the vampire-like Jewish person and the dead child in his arms is so vile, I had to fix every little aspect of the image.

Buying English Books In Israel

Generally, orders arrive in a matter of weeks. Little did I realize that due to coronavirus-related postal delays, our lift would arrive weeks before the books I ordered from this site!

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